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Hillsboro seventh-grader wins Humane Society poster contest

COURTESY IMAGE: OREGON HUMANE SOCIETY - Hillsboro seventh-grader Dylan Mead won the Oregon Humane Society poster contest with his drawing highlighting the importance of choosing the right pet.A Hillsboro student is the grand prize winner of the Oregon Humane Society’s 67th annual “Be Kind to Animals” poster and story contest.

Dylan Mead, a seventh-grader at student at R.A. Brown Middle School in Hillsboro, has won best poster for his drawing of furry, feathered and finned friends, with the words, “Choose the right pet for you. Research before you adopt.”

OHS announced the winners at a special awards presentation, the “A’Cat’Emy Awards,” held Jan. 31 at OHS. The ceremony highlighted the creative work of students in grades 1-8 who used art and words to craft positive messages about their love of pets.

More than 3,000 entries were received from students in Oregon and Clark County, Wash. The grand prize winners received a laptop computer. Runners-up received tablet computers and all winners received gift cards.